Nickelodeon GUTS (1992–1995)

TV Series   |  TV-G   |  Family, Game-Show, Sport


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Three kids dawning the different colors blue, red, and purple compete in relatively cool-looking olympic-style games to achieve as many points as they can. At the end of every episode, they climb a big fake mountain, braving tumbling rocks made out of styrofoam, sparkling glitter, shooting steam, and loud sounds while trying to hit all the "Actuators" along their way to the summit including the ... See full summary »


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23 August 2019 | hellraiser7
10
| Guts for Fun
This is another one of my favorite game shows of all-time number seven in my book. Basically, this game is pretty much "American Gladiators" for kids and family, with a little of the Olympics. This is also another one of the shows that inspired me to get into fitness training, because I wanted to be in this game. There is just so much about this game show that spelled cool. From the theme song, which is one of my favorite theme songs, it just has the right tunes to pump you up for action, makes you just ready to go. Each of the contestants are in different colors, but what's kind of cool is that each of them have nicknames like Dynamite, Thunder, Destroyer, etc, which to me really contributed to the pumping up factor.

But of course, we have the game itself which is divided into four events which leads to the final event that awesome mountain the Agro Crag. But first things first, I really love the events and the designs of them, each of them is sort of a colorful extreme version of the conventional sports we are use to. And in each episode, they are always different, which keeps the show fresh your never quite sure what kind of challenge the contestants must face.

There are a lot of them I like I'll just state a few, one of them is nerf archery, where the contestants they all are on bungie cords and jumping and bouncing back and forth to retrieve another arrow from the steps and then jump outward and if high enough fire at the target with the Nerf Bow and Arrow making the arrow stick onto the Velcro Target. That one I just thought was cool as your using Nerf Bow and Arrows which are one of my favorite Nerf weapons and jumping on the bungie cords, this would be an event "Rambo" would love to compete in.

Another is the racetrack, there are different kinds of races but my favorite one is when the contestants have to petal in these chair cycles which are cool sort of similar to the type of wheel chairs athletes use in the wheel races or basketball.

Third is the obstacle course which is a bit like the Eliminator from "American Gladiators" as the contestants have to make good time getting from point A to B while getting though the obstacles in their way like one which is a web of bungie cords they have to crawl under, which can be a bit tricky as it can be a little easy to get tangled which is the point of that obstacle, but the key to getting though that is to stay low.

Of course, the best for last game is the Agro Crag, I really love the design of that mountain. The multicolored sides, that volcanic sound, I even love the fact that it shoots out neon green foam rocks which don't really do much in slowing contestants down but it's still a cool effect all the same.

I wanted to climb this sucker, alright it's more of a steep hike but a speedy steep hike, as you have to ascend from point A to B but press each of the activator buttons doing it otherwise your last assertion which is an actual climb won't count. It's not too hard but not that easy considering how steep the crag is, and that last assertion is much like with wall climbing where you must find the right hand holds to make you climb.

This is another vintage game show classic, just like the Agro Crag is worth climbing toward that is if you have the guts.

Rating: 4 stars

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